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  • Bath Iron Works union sues shipyard over job ‘reallocation’ plan

    AUGUSTA — The largest union at Bath Iron Works has sued the shipyard, alleging the company violated its contract with the workers by seeking to modify job descriptions outside of a formal contract negotiation. “There are more than 100 changes and additions to people’s job...

  • Portland orders building inspections after tenant dies in fall from porch

    PORTLAND — The death Wednesday of a Cumberland Avenue man prompted a city inspection of the apartment building where he lived, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said Thursday. Donald Stain, 53, of 563 Cumberland Ave., was smoking a cigarette on a second-story porch when the raili...

  • Scarborough school administrators trade benefits for salaries

    More than a dozen school jobs still on the line SCARBOROUGH — Officials say a 4 percent pay raise proposed for school administrators is necessary to bring their salaries in line with those in other Maine districts. "Last year we did an evaluation of where Scarborough was in ...

  • Border attack in Harpswell?

    This sign erected by the Carrying Place Assembly on Route 123 in Harpswell was scratched and tagged with spray paint over the weekend. Gary Anderson, a member of the group that wants to re-establish the town's historical border with Brunswick, said he noticed the damage on Sunday afternoon and la...

  • Brunswick Executive Airport to open Saturday

    BRUNSWICK — Barring high winds, sleet, or snow, Steve Levesque will land his Cessna on the runway of the Brunswick Executive Airport on Saturday, marking its official opening. In late January, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, of which Levesque is executive director, cel...

  • Harpswell groups hope to ensure access to Cedar Beach

    HARPSWELL — At the March 12 Town Meeting, voters authorized the town to spend up to $220,000 to secure access to Cedar Beach. But Sally and Charles Abrahamson, who own the right of way on Cedar Beach Road, say that's not enough. Now a group of residents and town officials is forming ... 1

  • Safety violations shut Falmouth Rod & Gun Club

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Rod & Gun Club has temporarily closed all four of its shooting ranges after safety problems were discovered during recent town inspections of the facility. The shutdown comes after several neighbors complained that the club's rifle, trap and pistol ranges,... 1

  • RSU 5 board sends $3M bond to voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Residents of Freeport, Pownal and Durham will vote June 14 on a nearly $3 million athletic facility, infrastructure renovations and improvements at Freeport High School. The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors voted 7-3 on March 23 to send the bond to the public....

  • Freeport High School student brings Broadway to the middle school

    FREEPORT — High school junior Sarah Pier has combined her love of Broadway with her ability to teach young actors and will direct a cast of middle school students in a musical next week. Pier created a proposal, auditioned the actors, organized rehearsals and is directing "Honk! Jr.,...

  • Falmouth weighs 2.6% municipal budget hike, no impact on taxes

    FALMOUTH — While the School Department is asking for a 6.3 percent increase in taxes to cover the first interest payment on the new elementary school bond, the municipal budget will not contribute to a proposed increase in property taxes. Town Manager Nathan Poore unveiled his $10.7 ...